Jason Leffler no more after an accident on Wednesday night in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway.
Jason Leffler was 37 years old and two-time winner on the NASCAR Nationwide Series was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said.
After losing his NASCAR ride, Leffler had been racing dirt car events most of this year, including the 410 Sprint Car race Wednesday that promised a $7,000 prize to the winner at the 0.625-mile, high-banked dirt oval. On Sunday, Leffler finished last at Pocono in his lone NASCAR Sprint Cup start of the year.
Leffler made 423 starts in NASCAR’s three national series. leffler won the two
Nationwide races and on Truck Series event in 1999.
“Praying for all of Jason Leffler family, especially his little guy Charlie,” tweeted IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter.